How to Read Someone’s Text Messages WITHOUT Their Phone

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What if you could intercept and read text messages from someone else’s phone without them knowing?

What if you could see information like GPS location, phone call logs and more?

Imagine the peace of mind you’d get from KNOWING what’s going on…

In this post I’ll reveal the only reliable way I’ve found to monitor someone’s text messages (and more), often without installing software.

Here's what you'll learn below:
  • How to read someone’s text messages WITHOUT their phone
  • what’s required to make it work on iOS and Android phones
  • what you need to know to avoid getting caught spying (stealth mode)
  • a FREE way to spy on text messages

How to Read Someone’s Text Messages WITHOUT Their Phone

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Having text messages from someone else’s phone sent to yours is much easier than it should be.

When I needed to spy on a family member I spent a lot of time looking for ways to see her texts.

After testing a bunch of different ways to do this, I’ve only found one that works reliably.

The hardest part of monitoring someone’s phone is getting access to it. Even people with nothing to hide hardly set their phones down.

But when they do have something to hide, that phone never leaves their sight.

So I’ll be covering solutions that don’t require installing software or even having physical access to the phone (this only works on one type of phone)

More on that in a minute…

Hack Text Messages Without Access to the Phone

So there’s good news and bad news.

The good news is that there are handful of powerful spy apps that allow you see almost everything that happens on someone else’s phone.

These apps allow you to see SMS messages, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and even Tinder chats. You can also track the GPS location, see phone call logs, contacts, and more.

In SOME CASES you won’t even need physical access to the device to do so.

Now for the bad news. Depending on the type of phone you need to monitor you will need at least a couple minute of physical access to the phone to install the spying app.

The hardest part of hacking someone’s phone to read their text messages is that you might not have physical access to their phone.

For certain types of phones this isn’t a problem because you don’t need to install software, but for others you will.

How to Hack an iPhone (iOS) Text Messages


If the person you’re looking read someone’s text messages and they use and iPhone then you’re in luck. This iPhone text message hack is VERY powerful.

Even though Apple has made iPhones incredibly secure, there is a way to hack into them without having to install software on the device itself.

If they’ve setup their phone to backup to their iCloud account, all the information you could ever want will be stored in it.

My #1 Solution for iPhones
  • no more secrets – read texts without them knowing
  • get peace of mind – see GPS location and more
  • non tech friendly – no software installation required

You simply need to know the login credentials to this account and a spy app will pull all this data into a dashboard for you to view at your convenience.

You’ll be able to see iMessages, social media chat apps like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Whatsapp and all sorts of other information about the phone.

How to Hack Android Text Messages

Unfortunately the strategy laid out above ONLY works with iOS devices. Hacking messages on Androids, for example, is much more difficult.

Androids don’t automatically backup to an iCloud account and therefore require that an app be installed directly on the phone.

My #1 Solution for Android Phones
  • see what they see – read text messages without them knowing
  • get peace of mind – see GPS location and more
  • non tech friendly – simple to follow installation instructions

If you need to monitor or track an Android phone you WILL need to install software on the device. Obviously to do this you will need physical access to the device, and a couple minutes of time.

How to Read Text Messages From Another Phone Without Them Knowing

If you want to find out what’s going on behind your back a spy app is the best methods of getting the information you need.

Once installed these apps can be hidden so the user never knows their texts are being read.

My two favorite products are uMobix and FlexiSPY. You can read our mSpy review here.

How to Get Text Messages from Another Phone Sent to Mine

Do you need to learn how to read someone’s text messages without their phone?

When you hack a phone using this type of software you will be able to see all sorts of information in real time.

This includes intercepting and reading text messages from another phone.

All their texts and other communication can be sent to your phone by logging into your control panel. Here you’ll see almost EVERYTHING they see.

This includes Facebook messages, Snapchats, pictures, call logs or phone records, and some will even allow you to track a cell phone location without installing software on target phone. Most of the best spy apps work on a variety of phones including both iPhones and Android devices.

Installing the software is typically the most challenging part of tracking and monitoring someone’s phone. Most people just don’t let their phone out of their site for that long. And just about every phone on the market has a password.

A spy app is designed to thwart these security features, but you will still typically need access to the phone to install the app.

Intercept Text Messages Without Installing Software

Intercepting texts without installing some sort of software on a phone usually requires accessing information stored in the cloud.

In fact, accessing this information is possible even without physical access to the target device. The amount of data you can look at is astounding.

This software accesses the users iCloud account directly and requires their login credentials. This allows you to pull data from their account without installing the software on the device first.

Cell phone monitoring software allows you to spy on incoming and outgoing text messages and social media chat apps from another mobile phone, often in real time. Through a web based control panel you’ll be able to monitor pretty much all communication to and from the target device. You can see who sent the messages, and at what time. This also includes Apple’s iMessage.

More importantly it will archive messages that have been deleted from the target phone. This gives you the assurance that you’ll see EVERYTHING.

Can You Hack Someone’s Phone With Just Their Number?

While it would certainly be convenient, there is no way to hack someone’s phone just by having their phone number. Monitoring software needs to either reside on the phone or in the case of an iOS device you can secretly download their iCloud backups to see the data from the target phone.

As far as I know the only people that can get access by just using the phone number is the NSA. 🙂

Can Someone Hack YOUR Phone Without Touching It?

Everyone’s phones are vulnerable to hacking. If you share your phone’s password with someone they can then download and install an app that would allow them to see what you do. Or if you own an iPhone and use the same username and password everywhere someone might be able to download your backups from the iCloud.

For this reason it’s a good idea to keep you usernames and passwords secret except from those you trust the most. This should keep your information as safe as possible.

If you think your device is compromised you can use a code to check if the phone is hacked.

Catching a Cheating Spouse, Girlfriend or Boyfriend Using a Hidden SMS Tracker

An unfortunate reality of such easy digital communication is that it can help people cheat on their spouses or significant others. If you find yourself in the position of needing to know who your husband or wife is texting with and you don’t normally have access to their phone, there is a solution that allows you to read your boyfriends text messages without his phone.

In fact, not only can you see their current conversations including the other person’s contact information, you can even see their deleted text messages. All of this is stored in your online dashboard for you to access at any time you wish.

First and foremost if your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, child, or whoever has an iPhone or iOS device you will need their iCloud credentials. Typically this is the email address and password they use for iTunes. Without this you will need physical access to the target phone.

Secondly, they must have automatic backups enabled. This is what tells the iPhone to sync all of it’s data with the iCloud. Even if you have their credentials, if this setting isn’t turned on, you’ll never be able to get updated information.

There a couple of spy apps out there that allow you to hack someone’s phone remotely without software, but by far our favorite is mSpy. mSpy offers both a hacking app that utilizes the iCloud backup solution and a package that IS installed on the target phone.

Monitor Your Childs Text Messages Without Them Knowing

One of the most frequent questions we get is how can I monitor my child’s text messages without them knowing. mSpy is a very elegant solution for this. Not only can you keep tabs on their SMS texts, iMessages, and even read their Facebook Messenger chats. You can also monitor their Snapchat messages, pictures and videos.

Hacking a Phone to Intercept & Read Someones Text Messages

OK. To hack someone’s phone you’ll typically need to get software installed on the phone. Many people, especially those with something to hide, jealously guard their phones 24/7. Some spy apps requiring installing software on the target phone, but some can be set up on the phone remotely. HOWEVER there are a few things you WILL need.

About the Author Jason Thompson

Jason is a work from home dad who has a passion for DIY projects, yard work, and SEC Football. His background is IT, but he's always fancied himself as a part-time ship welder, landscaper, and short order cook. During the week he can be found on his laptop 10 hours-a-day, but on the weekends he escapes to the local DIY Cave to play with REAL toys.  You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and can contact him via email.